Fatwa: # 24613
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: Indonesia
Date: 25th February 2013


Is it permissible to remove body hair permanently and is it permissible to apply peelable nail polish?


Assalam Alaikum,


1. Is it permissible to use permanent hair removal products such as laser, ipl or permanent hair removal oil to remove body hair permanently?


2. Is the use of the sula nail polish permissible? (sula nail polish can be peeled off at the time of wudhu')?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1.) It is permissible to use permanent hair removal products to remove “body hair” permanently, subject to the following conditions [i]:

a.) The product must not cause harm to the body.

b.) If the hair removal is being done in the area between the navel and the knees only you or your husband may apply the procedure as is it haram to expose that area of the body to anyone else.


2.) It is permissible to apply a nail polish that peels off, subject to the following conditions:

a.) When peeled off, it should not leave any residue that would prevent water from reaching the nail and thus prevent wudhu from being complete.

b.) It should not contain any haram ingredients.

c.) When nail polish has been applied, the hands should not be shown to non-mahrams.



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Sohail ibn Arif,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



The Darul Iftaa has received queries regarding Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb’s teaching and affiliation with Madrassah In’aamiyya, Camperdown. The confusion is probably due to the previous Fatawaa and Google searches of Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb issued under the name of Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown.

Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb has resigned from Madrassah In’aamiyya two years ago and has no affiliation with Madrassah In’aamiyya, Camperdown.

Mufti Saheb has established the Darul Iftaa in Durban that facilitates for post-Ulama courses and training Mufti’s. He teaches Hadeeth at Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah.

Email: darululoomnumaniyyah@gmail.com or arkhanar@telkomsa.net


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